Dr. Hagrass is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Clinical Pathology. She received her medical degree from Zagazig University, Egypt, and completed her residency in clinical pathology at the same institute.
She has served for more than 15 years as a clinical Pathologist, managing the Clinical Chemistry section at Zagazig University, Egypt. She currently serves as director of the clinical chemistry and pathology informatics Resident Rotations and as section director of the Clinical chemistry and immunology Laboratories at UAMS. She is also the section director for clinical chemistry and metabolic disease at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Hagrass is a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), American Association of Clinical chemistry, and College of American Pathology (CAP).
She has experiences in both ISO 15189 and CAP standards.
Dr. Hagrass was awarded the outstanding research award from the American Association of Clinical Chemistry.
Her academic interests include clinical chemistry, immunology, and Pathology informatics.
Her research has been focused on molecular genetics, epigenetic modification, and the role of miRNA as a diagnostic and possibly therapeutic tool. She worked as a research fellow at OSU, studying the role of WWOX gene methylation in breast cancer.
Dr. Hagrass always enjoys practicing and educating clinical Chemistry. She aims to establish solid clinical chemistry and informatics rotations to graduate excellent residents ready for clinical laboratory leadership.